This Information Literacy guide is designed to teach the most commonly needed information concepts in higher education learning. It is applicable for all levels of information searching and use.
The guide has been adapted specifically for the University of Fort Hare (UFH) community.
IN THIS GUIDE:
Source: Instructional Services, David L. Rice Library
Information Literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
Information Literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.
An information literate person is able to:
Source: Information literacy competency standards for higher education. (2000).
This guide will enable students to:
After completing this guide, you will be able to: